December 17, 2018

HopGuard Recieves Section 18 Emergency Exemption in Maine

Maine State Apiarist Tony Jadczak reports that he received word of EPA approval today for a "Section 18 Emergency Exemption" in Maine for the use of HopGuard. He notes that only 3 applications are allowed for the remainder of 2012, not 6 per the following paragraph. Section 18 of Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) authorizes EPA to allow an unregistered use of a … [Read more...]

Visit the Maine Beekeepers Booth – Ag Show – January 10-12, 2012

The Maine State Beekeepers Association will be setting up a booth at the 2012 Maine Agricultural Trades Show. Tony Jadczak, State Apiarist and Bee Inspector will be there with volunteers to answer questions, to represent beekeeping in Maine and to support our State Insect, the Honey Bee. The booth will contain educational displays, equipment and informational handouts. The public will be … [Read more...]

Dennis vanEngels­dorp Speaking at the 2011 Annual Meeting

Morbidity and Mortality in the Bee Yard.... and what to do about it? PART I Dennis vanEngels­dorp Speaking at the Maine State Beekeepers Association Annual Meeting Saturday, October 15, 2011 Lewiston, Main … [Read more...]

MSBA Fall 2010 Annual Meeting – Business Session

MSBA Fall 2010 Annual Meeting - Business Session Held at Hannaford Hall in the Abromson Center of the University of Southern Maine in Portland. … [Read more...]

2010 MSBA Annual Meeting Lineup Announced

The Speakers for the 2010 Maine State Beekeepers Association Meeting have been announced by the sponsoring Chapter, the York County Beekeepers Association. Headlining will be Jennifer Berry. Ms. Berry is Apicultural Research Coordinator and Lab Manager at the University of Georgia. She’s actively involved in all aspects of honey bee research and education for the state of Georgia. Her primary … [Read more...]

Nominations Committee working on a slate for 2010

Interested in serving you state organization? the requirements are twofold: 1) to be enthusiastic about bees in maine, and 2) be willing to contribute to running the board in a forward direction. the meetings are in augusta about 8 times per year procedurally, the nominating committee will most likely form in February (30+ days before the meeting in March) i believe there will be … [Read more...]

Alternative Beekeeping: Learning beekeeping in person, through clubs and classes and through a strong mentoring network

“Alternative Beekeeping” is increasingly of interest, particularly among new beekeepers. Many are coming to the craft, heeding a call for new caretakers for the bees, understanding that there are forces at work that are causing our honey bee colony numbers to diminish— rapidly. Many of these new beekeepers are understandably looking for a different way to keep their bees—and many are learning … [Read more...]